Candy Rant

"I killed a rat with a stick once."

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from Candy, Scott, and Hankie


May your Christmas be as peaceful and cozy and free of burdensome thoughts as Hankie is during his yuletide naps. Which last about 23 hours a day.

Tonight we'll finally put the various disturbing ornaments on our tree, (it's had lights and the German Shepherd angel tree-topper for 2 weeks, but no ornaments) and cozy up with a blazing fire.

Tomorrow? It'll be just the three of us, hiding out with another Duraflame or two, and taking a brief rest from the insane amount of work we've been doing to get the house ready for my family to visit. My dad, mom, sister and niece are flying in from Indiana on December 30th for 5 days. Really hoping my parents do OK on the flight.

I can hardly believe I get to spend my first Christmas married to the love of my wretched life, which has been made much less wretched by his existence. Made, in fact, downright joyful. As taboo as it feels to say so.

If you have a minute, tell me what your plans are, or how they went, or which family member went apeshit, or what cool treats Santa brought you. I'm hoping for the K-Tel Home Liposuction Kit.

Merry Christmas.

25 Comments:

  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

    How awesome is that?! We are also having a calm Christmas. We're spending it with the two of us and two zoos. Yeah, we're dog-sitting for a friend who has two dogs the size of horses and three cats. I guess they have to have humans around the house overnight and during the day in order to keep the schizophrenia that produces mass destruction... It's: "Christmas gone to the dogs..." lol. Just kidding. Oh, and all I asked for this year was a year's supply of sushi. Merry Zoo Christmas! = ]

     
  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    You guys should TOTALLY do a live manger scene and dress those 2 dogs up like camels.

    Sushi?! Interesting request. Being from Indiana, I can't bring myself to eat it. But Scott loves it.

    Have fun! Merry Christmas, Citlali!

     
  • At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Diana said…

    Merry Christmas!!

     
  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Merry Christmas, Diana!

     
  • At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Scott P said…

    Merry Christmas to all of Candy's Ranters! Thanks for making my world a far more interesting place.

     
  • At 10:18 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Awww, isn't that a sweet way of saying "Thanks for distracting me from the boring hag?"

    xoxoxo

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Dana said…

    Our plans are to be completely sequestered from the world while we get stuffed on lots of ham, rolls and apple pie. We will then watch movies and sleep. The only family member who brought reindeer poop to the party was my eMiLy (mother-in-law). But she brought it early and we've since cleaned it up.

    I am so happy you get to spend your first Happy Christmas with a man who truly loves you. I remember mine well! Here's hoping you have many, many more!

    Merry Christmas Candy! Thank you for all the smiles, laughter and tears you've brought via your blog.

     
  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger Tony from the Bronx said…

    I'm following Hankie's good example and remaining inert for the duration. Wake me up when it's 2008.

     
  • At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Belle said…

    Sorry so long since I have written. I have been worrying about my 200 residents' Christmases since I was in charge of that again this year. I promise to read all of your posts when life calms down but the girls were thrilled to see a Hankie picture! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

     
  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    BELLE!!! Great to have you back! What you've been doing is way more important than reading this drivel.

    I didn't even manage to get cards sent this year. Because I suck.

    But next year I'm sending out live goats to make up for it.

     
  • At 3:33 PM, Blogger Mad Grad Mom said…

    Candy, I know you will LOVE this one:

    We, of course, spent a hillbilly Christmas down in The Pit where my brother actually took my sister-in-law to jail for underage drinking.

    Does it get any more redneck than that?

     
  • At 3:37 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    WHAT??? How old is your sister-in-law???

    I love me a good redneck story.

     
  • At 4:50 PM, Blogger E. said…

    Ahh, Hanky looks so happy. I will try to emulate him as much as possible this holiday season as I'm at my in-law's and have various adoring relatives around to hold my baby and entertain my little boy.

    We're all in New Jersey for an extended holiday visit, and so far it's been fun. Nothing beats staying home and having your loved ones come to you, though. Enjoy it!

     
  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    At least this time you don't have to wear a bridesmaid dress!

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger Steve B said…

    I thought it was RONCO that made the Home Liposuction Kit? Hmmm. I must have a cheapo knockoff, then. That would explain a lot. I'd really rather not talk about it.

    For Christmas it was 70 degrees and sunny. Ahhhhhh. They should have a 24 hour snow channel that we can leave on for people like us, living in the more temperate climes, asitwere.

    The eldest child got a nerf dart launcher that fires a 10-round clip on full auto. Niiiiice.

     
  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    I had no idea that Nerf made something so bitchin'. Is there a Nerf waterboarding kit?

     
  • At 9:28 PM, Blogger Domhan said…

    Merry Christmas (a day late), Candy!

    My son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter got home for the holidays. That's all I wanted. Four-year-old kids are THE BEST at Christmas! I'll email you a picture or two along with the wildest story I've ever heard a four-year-old tell. (She made it up herself.) Me thinks she'll be a fiction writer one day.

    A little extra catnip for Hankie and lots of plain old nip for you and Scott!

     
  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    NOTHING will surprise me from that kid. Not after her lengthy sentence about leiderhosen.

     
  • At 4:03 PM, Blogger Mel said…

    Greg & I went and saw No Country For Old Men, because we're weird that way.

    And aw. Such a sweetie cat! He is teh kyootness.

     
  • At 4:14 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    I see on your blog that it was a pretty intense movie. I want to see it, but am a bit chickenshit.

    We never see anything in the theater anyway...only at home. I hate people. :)

     
  • At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Scott P said…

    We want Candy!! We want Candy!!!!

    Entertain us, or...

    Okay, I guess there's no 'or' involved, I just need a Candy Fix.

     
  • At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Belle said…

    Yes, yes, candyfix for New Years please. I am getting back among the living and need candy to stay alive. Your husband and I are pretty desperate, I would say!

     
  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Mel said…

    I admit, I spent a lot of that movie with my eyes shut!

     
  • At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Walk said…

    I love Hankie! Sure I thought it was Henke some sort of German name but whatever. Such a photogenic kitty!

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    You know, I've never asked Hankie about his roots. He could very well be German.

     

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